Fifty-six-year-old Alex Dominguez, former Associated Press reporter and owner of Jabali, was stabbed around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Baltimore Sun reports Dominguez was attacked near the intersection of South Bond and Shakespeare streets.
“I felt like this thunk on the top of my head, and I thought, ‘Oh, someone’s playing with me.’ So I spun around and this guy was punching at me,” said Dominguez, a former reporter who often covered Baltimore violence during a 25-year career here with the Associated Press. “I said, ‘What are you doing?’ And I went to punch him back, and I forced him up against the car, and he kept what I thought was punching at me. And then I finally realized he had a knife in his hand,” per Baltimore Sun.
Dominguez suffered multiple stab wounds and was treated at Johns Hopkins. He said he tried to restrain the suspect, but let him go after a passerby urged him to do so because he was injured.
Dominguez said the attack could have been connected to two recent incidents that involved a couple stealing an Amazon package off of a porch or an exchange of words with a person who was drug dealing in the neighborhood.